In an efficient and productive manufacturing shop, there is a flow that connects every process. Modern manufacturing systems connect the entire company together so that all employees who need access to critical data have it at their fingertips. Shop floor operators appreciate how a modern ERP solution like Acumatica works the way they think. It’s intuitive and easy to learn whether you’re in accounting or the shop floor. Each individual step of the manufacturing process is laid out in Acumatica and interactive so you can see high level or detailed information down to the tiniest widget.
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- Production Order in Process
- Bill of Materials and MRP Automation
- Production Orders
- Make to Stock Automation
- Make to Order Automation
We show two of the most common scenarios for Make to Stock (MTS) and Make to Order in the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition. Acumatica also supports Engineer to Order (ETO), Configure to Order (CTO), and will soon support batch process manufacturing.
Make to Stock (MTS) – Inventory min/max, sales demand and forecasts are used to create the suggested purchases and production recommendations can be aggregated if desired in MRP or materials requirement planning . You can decide to follow the suggestions or make your own product decision. Production orders are released and labor and raw materials/components can be entered for WIP or you can backflush to create finished goods. Inventory is costed appropriately and sold.
Make to Order (MTO) – In this environment customers place an order for a product that is usually a custom item. These types of orders can create the need for other processes too such as engineering design, sourcing of new materials, determining a cost, etc. One option is to consider the use of the Acumatica projects module. Many customers use on these types of orders. Projects is an umbrella that works with other modules such as purchasing, production, and time and expenses. You can use Projects to track all the costs for R& D, etc. Of course Projects is just one option and would be beneficial for some manufacturers. With Acumatica you have the ability to make a production order from the sales order, but based on my experience that rarely happens. The order still goes through production planning and MRP for purchasing materials as outlined above in the make to stock overview.